Huge spider appears to descend on M8 motorway

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Traffic officials became puzzled on Thursday when a large spider appeared to descend from the sky above Livingston in Scotland.

At first they believed it to be a large balloon, but soon realised it had eight legs and was indeed an arachnid.


Thankfully it wasn't a huge monstrous one, but a normal spider that had crawled across the CCTV camera lens that overlooks a stretch of the M8 motorway.

Making light of the situation, Traffic Scotland tweeted that a large spider was "invading" the M8 motorway, and to "Run as fast as you can".

The tweet was especially humorous thanks to lots of emojis being used and also a tag for people traveling to Edinburgh just in case they missed the apparently "huge" spider.